The Mess

The Mess

It’s going to make a nice change for Capetonians; this craving to be in The Mess, rather than desperately trying to find a way out of it. Because this quirkily named, newly-opened bar and restaurant is everything locals and visitors could possibly wish for.

Food is something that The Mess in Green Point takes very seriously; while the casual sharing of dishes and the eating with your hands may be encouraged, there is nothing careless about their approach to food. While the concept may be one of informal, unfussy eating, The Mess still offers a sophisticated night out with the sharing plates of globally-inspired dishes all packing flavour punches comparable to some of the finest dining establishments in the city. The difference being that the food at The Mess is the sort of food you want to, and can eat several times a week because The Mess is the kind of place that feels like home. Only with better food.

But what is food without wine? Or beer. Or cocktails such as Frozen Mojitos or Pink Grapefruit Flavoured Gin & Tonics? Accompanying the carefully considered menu is a small well-selected wine list of Carlene’s favourite wines. It is a list that will change and be updated according to the seasons or Carlene’s moods and preferences. Her insider knowledge means that diners will be delighted by the occasional blackboard offer of a special wine that Carlene feels needs to be shared with the world.

The bar is spacious and elegant and the outside area is protected and prettily lit up with fairy lights. Of course there is no guarantee that you won’t be tempted to stay for dinner as well. But that’s ok. Call some more friends. Stay for dinner. Feel at home. Because here you’re in The Mess. And that’s a good thing.

The Mess, Restaurant & Bar is situated at Shop 110 - The Rockwell, Napier Street, Green Point. Open Monday to Saturday from 18h00 till late. The kitchen closes at 22h00. For dinner reservations please call 021 418 3910 or book online at

110, The Rockwell All Suite Hotel, 15 Napier St, Green Point, Cape Town
Contact Number 021 418 3910
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